Explore the most popular camping trails in Adirondack Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

GREAT trail! I especially liked the bouldering along the lake. Started at the Adirondak Loj/Heart Lake. We camped at the tip of Lake Colden to try out some gear for a backpacking trip. Beautiful hike and mostly flat, just have to negotiate some large rocks. Definitely want to get back out on this one.

Trail somewhat uneventful, but great views made it worth it! Not too strenuous of a hike.

Nice little mountain to pop up, short and sweet! Be prepared for some steep climbs though!

Did it with my son last October.Rain and fog made for limited visibility but still worth the trip.Hit RockyPeak Ridge while there.Clearing skies made for outstanding fall views.

It was a tough hike but it was totally worth it! Amazing views at the top!

Lots of ice. Did the whole hike in crampons. Took about 6 hours with stops and 1/2 hour at the peak.

Beautiful views and some of my personal favorites in the Adirondacks. The trail between Algonquin and Iroquois isn’t spectacularly maintained and can get pretty muddy and thin. Overall a great hike and I would absolutely recommend it.

This way is the best route if youre going to do all of these peaks versus going from the other way! So glad we did the loop as wolfjaws first then down the line and even added on saddleback at the end too as just a mile detour!

Great hike, amazing views, and a lot of fun scrambles on this trail.

Hiked the loop and it is one of my favorite hikes to date. The hike itself is lots of fun with the ladders and the trail is super cool too! Beautiful all the way. Really loved it. My only issue was that I didn't realize that the road leading to the trailhead is seasonal i.e. not plowed during the winter months. Not only did this add an extra 0.6 miles or so in the beginning, it also added another 0.2 or 0.3 at the end because you have to backtrack a bit to return to the trailhead to sign out. Other than these minor details, the hike was awesome and the views from the summit are STUNNING. Views of the pond at sunset are also quite nice.

As it says this is definitely an intermediate to expert-level hike as it is quite steep and snow/ice make conditions even more difficult. I would highly recommend snowshoes and ice crampons. Trekking poles may be strapped to your pack for the ascent (too steep to use on the way up), but are of value on the way down. Happy trails!

Great hike! Great view!

Great hike! Did it in the middle of February and it was quite icy so be careful! Other than that it was beautiful until it started raining halfway through!!

WARNING!! DO NOT, AND I REPEAT DO NOT CLIMB THIS MOUNTAIN IN WINTER WITHOUT MOUNTAINEERING CRAMPONS. Both the ascent and descent of the mountain is very steep and was littered with smooth frozen over ice melt. I made the mistake of just using mini lug crampons meant for walking and I ended up slipping falling twice in five minutes on my descent. Had it had not been for a small tree in the middle of the rock scramble on my first fall, who knows where and how far and hard I would have fallen. Im thankful for that tiny little tree. Its very steep and becomes very treacherous when it’s icy. Seriously. Invest in mountaineering crampons

ASCENT: Very steep and icy pretty much the whole way. However, there were many lookouts along the way to stop and take breaks and it has a great pine forest setting that just looks beautiful after a fresh snowfall, which I took full advantage of with my camera.

SUMMIT: the summit offers spectacular views. Much better views in person than the pictures show but isn’t that always the case?

DESCENT: The descent from the summit down to the pond is not well marked. I got nervous that I’d gone off trail so I started actively looking for a marker for at least 5 minutes and I saw not one. That may not sound like a long time but 5 minutes going down a mountain is a long way and I wasn’t looking forward to backtracking up the steep grade to get back to where I went off trail. I put faith in the footprints from other hikers that I was going the right way. Finally I saw one but this pet of the trail needs to be marked better. The descent after the pond was extremely icy. I slipped and fell twice and I was terrified of falling again. It was a very slow and methodical descent for me, planning out every step and praying I wouldn’t fall to my death. I’ll never winter hike again without mountaineering crampons. Ever. Lesson learned (the hard way)

The last leg of the hike is mostly flat but does have just enough incline to make lactic acid build up if you don’t have snowshoes (yet another rookie mistake of I made. Between the icy ascent and descent, my lack of snowshoes and my dumbass leaving my trekking poles in the car (this hike wasn’t my proudest moment), I can confidently say the hike was not worth the reward this time. If I was better equipped for winter or if I did this in summer, I’d probably feel differently. But this mountain left a bitter taste in my mouth

Very icy, especially after recent melt has re-frozen. Used crampons for the first 3/4 and snowshoes for the remainder. Ice pick recommended. I chose to descend via roaring brook.

Accidentally took this trail at first, but we stuck with it and turns out it was very worth it! The lake was frozen over, we walked the entire length of it over the ice through the valley. We passed the dike walls, and the steep rocks while crossing the lake. Was surreal views. I plan on visiting this trail in the summer to see the lake when it is actually water! Would recommend to see this in the winter (even if you don’t walk across the ice).

3 months ago

Climbed this with my youngest daughter during a heatwave. It was awesome!! But, only if you prepare for the conditions. Layers and water and dry clothes to change into. Even in the heatwave, it was very windy on the top and we were cold in our sweaty clothes. She was 12 and did just fine with this hike. Great views and plenty of other hikers to share experience with.

Completed June 2017. Great views. Nice lunch spot at the top. Some scrambling, but very minor.

hiking
3 months ago

Strenuous hike, but not too much so. Was my friend's first high peak! Took us about 6 hours round trip.

backpacking
3 months ago

Today did Ridge trail up Giant Mountain . Needed snowshoes going up and halfway down . The trail is steep at certain heights . Nice trail would do it again.

Awesome short trail. Great view! Done this several times. On to the next. 46ers here I come

snowshoeing
3 months ago

Actually did this trail by starting at Owens Pond and coming down Copperas, which totaled about 4 miles. Owens is more scenic. Also, I certainly you wouldn’t want to have started the walk climbing up from the copperas trailhead. Nice little leanto at the pond though.

Sunny and cold winter day. Challenging in the snow but the view of the lake was worth it!

Amazing view from the top. Hiking could be challenging for some people. I would definitely recommend to other people.

Vabz

Took the Three Brothers up to the top. The trail was great and the views were amazing. I would suggest stopping along the way and enjoying the views from each of the brothers. They all offer different, but beautiful, views.

on Silver Lake Trail

4 months ago

love the lean-to , really have become our thing to chill and play guitar at.

hiking
5 months ago

Did this yesterday...Lots of ice but so fun. This hike was not for the faint of heart though.

beautiful area , nice hike , lots of wild flowers and wild life.

Such a nice hike

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